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The Student Leadership & Involvement team is here to help students navigate leadership and involvement opportunities on campus, while empowering them to reach their full potential. Some members of the team serve as advisors to ASUU Student Leaders, some are focused on serving the Recognized Student Organization community, and some are dedicated to growing leadership development programs. The entire team works together to provide a holistic experience for students engaging with leadership and involvement at the University of Utah.

Erica Andersen

Director
 801-587-9142
 eandersen@sa.utah.edu
 M, T, Th: On-Campus 8:30am-5:30pm, W: On-Campus 9:00am-6:00pm
   F: Remote 8:30am-5:30pm

Erica Andersen

Director
Erica serves as the Director for Student Leadership & Involvement. She supervises seven professional staff members, advises student leaders, and facilitates leadership development opportunities for students and engagement with student organizations and the campus community. Before starting in our office, she worked for Housing & Residential Education, ASUU (at the University of Utah), and in events management. Erica has a passion for student persistence and the role engagement plays within that process. Erica holds a Master's of Education from the University of Utah in the department of Education, Leadership & Policy, a BA in Communications, and BS in Environmental Studies. In her free time Erica enjoys reading, working out, and exploring the great outdoors through camping, climbing, hiking and skiing.
 801-587-9142
 eandersen@sa.utah.edu
 M, T, Th: On-Campus 8:30am-5:30pm, W: On-Campus 9:00am-6:00pm
   F: Remote 8:30am-5:30pm

Amber Gordon

Associate Director for Student Engagement
 801-587-7339
 agordon@sa.utah.edu
 M, T, W, Th, F: Remote/Virtual 8:30am-5:30pm

Amber Gordon

Associate Director for Student Engagement
Amber serves as the Associate Director for Student Engagement. She oversees marketing and communications for SLI and ASUU, in addition to supporting the Presidency and Student Organizations. Before starting on our team, Amber worked in Housing & Residential Education at the U, and at the University of South Florida. She received her Master of Education at the U in the Educational Leadership & Policy program, and her Bachelor of Arts in Sociology at Fort Hays State University. When she's not at work, Amber enjoys rock climbing, cross-stitching, reading, and spending time with her partner, son, and 2 cats.
 801-587-7339
 agordon@sa.utah.edu
 M, T, W, Th, F: Remote/Virtual 8:30am-5:30pm

Sijani Giri

Associate Director for Budget & Finance
 801-587-7342
 sgiri@sa.utah.edu
 M, T, W: On-Campus 8:00am-5:00pm
   Th, F: Remote 8:00am-5:00pm

Sijani Giri

Associate Director for Budget & Finance
Sijani serves as an Associate director of Budget and Finance for Student engagement. She has a diverse background in management, education, healthcare, and team leadership. Sijani has a Master’s in public Administration and Bachelors of Science in Dental Hygiene. Before starting on our team, she has worked as an educator for Salt Lake Community College, practiced in various private clinics as a dental hygienist, and has managed one of the biggest retail stores in Utah. When she is not at work, she loves to hike, go out in the nature, travel and spend time with her two daughters, her fur baby and her partner.
 801-587-7342
 sgiri@sa.utah.edu
 M, T, W: On-Campus 8:00am-5:00pm
   Th, F: Remote 8:00am-5:00pm

Harry Cross, Jr.

Budget & Finance Coordinator
 801-581-2788
 hcross@sa.utah.edu
 M, T: Remote 9:00am-6:00pm
   W, Th, F: On-Campus 9:00am-6:00pm

Harry Cross, Jr.

Budget & Finance Coordinator
 801-581-2788
 hcross@sa.utah.edu
 M, T: Remote 9:00am-6:00pm
   W, Th, F: On-Campus 9:00am-6:00pm

Josh Olszewski

Student Orgs Coordinator
 801-581-2788
 jolszewski@sa.utah.edu
 M, T, Th, F: On-Campus 8:00am-5:00pm
   W: On-Campus 9:00am-6:00pm

Josh Olszewski

Student Orgs Coordinator
Josh comes to us from Central Michigan University where he served as a Student Activities Graduate Assistant. Josh brings with him a wealth of knowledge around student support, programming, marketing, and more.
 801-581-2788
 jolszewski@sa.utah.edu
 M, T, Th, F: On-Campus 8:00am-5:00pm
   W: On-Campus 9:00am-6:00pm

Sara Thomas

Graduate Assistant for Student Orgs
 801-585-1100
 sthomas@sa.utah.edu
 On-Campus M: 12:00pm - 4:00pm, T: 11:00am - 2:30pm W: 10:00am - 2:30pm, TH, F: 10:30am - 2:30pm

Sara Thomas

Graduate Assistant for Student Orgs
Sara is the Graduate Assistant for Student Organizations and is passionate about supporting students in various involvement opportunities. She is currently pursuing her Master's of Education from the University of Utah in the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy and earned her Bachelor's degree in Communication from Boise State University. In her free time, Sara enjoys watching Below Deck, hiking, and looking at houses on Zillow.
 801-585-1100
 sthomas@sa.utah.edu
 On-Campus M: 12:00pm - 4:00pm, T: 11:00am - 2:30pm W: 10:00am - 2:30pm, TH, F: 10:30am - 2:30pm

Ethan Foley

Student Governance Advisor
 801-587-7338
 efoley@sa.utah.edu
 M - F: On Campus 9:00am - 6:00pm

Ethan Foley

Student Governance Advisor
Ethan serves as the Student Governance Advisor for ASUU, and advises the Assembly, Senate, Supreme Court, Attorney General, Academic Affairs Board, Elections Board, and Government Relations Board. As the advisor for the Legislative & Judicial branches of ASUU, Ethan is responsible for managing and maintaining governance operations and coaching students through strategy, implementation, and evaluation of legislation, student-led initiatives, public relations, and communications. Ethan earned his Master of Arts in Higher Education, Student Affairs, and International Education Policy at the University of Maryland – College Park, and his Bachelor of Science in Education from the University of Vermont. In his free time, Ethan enjoys watching hockey and college sports, and takes every opportunity to get outside through hiking, camping, cycling, and running.
 801-587-7338
 efoley@sa.utah.edu
 M - F: On Campus 9:00am - 6:00pm

Taylor Gregory

Graduate Assistant for Student Governance
 tgregory@sa.utah.edu
 On-Campus M: 9:00-3:00pm; T: 2:30-5:00pm; W: 9:00-2:30pm; F: 9:00-3:00pm

Taylor Gregory

Graduate Assistant for Student Governance
Taylor serves as the Graduate Assistant for Student Governance, and is passionate about student advocacy and policy-making. He advises the Academic Affairs and Government Relations Boards as well as the Legislative, Judicial and Electoral Branches. Before starting at ASUU, Taylor worked with the Academic Senate at the University of Utah as their operations coordinator. He is currently pursuing his Master’s of Education from the University of Utah in the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy. He earned his Bachelor's degree in Political Science & International Relations from the University of Montana where he served as Student Body President. In his free time, Taylor enjoys skiing, traveling, and playing with his two black lab puppies.
 tgregory@sa.utah.edu
 On-Campus M: 9:00-3:00pm; T: 2:30-5:00pm; W: 9:00-2:30pm; F: 9:00-3:00pm

Katie Howell

Program Coordinator
 801-587-7344
 khowell@sa.utah.edu
 M - F : On-Campus 8:00am-5:00pm

Katie Howell

Program Coordinator
Katie is the Program Coordinator for Student Leadership and Involvement. Katie earned her Master of Arts in General Psychology from California State University, Stanislaus and her Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Brigham Young University Idaho. She is originally from California and enjoys hiking, crafting, and hosting murder mystery parties in her free time.
 801-587-7344
 khowell@sa.utah.edu
 M - F : On-Campus 8:00am-5:00pm

Marissa Questereit

Programming Advisor
 801-587-7341
 mquestereit@sa.utah.edu
 M, W, Th, F: On-Campus 8:30am-5:30pm, T: On-Campus 8:30am-2:45pm, Remote 4:00pm-6:00pm

Marissa Questereit

Programming Advisor
Marissa is the ASUU Programming Advisor, serving the Campus Events Board, Sustainability Board, Diversity Board, Government Relations Board, and Student Immersion and Outreach. Marissa earned her Master of Education from The University of Utah in the department of Educational Leadership and Policy and earned her Bachelor of Science in Communication from Weber State University. In her free time Marissa enjoys spending time with her cat Lucy, watching basketball, and listening to music.
 801-587-7341
 mquestereit@sa.utah.edu
 M, W, Th, F: On-Campus 8:30am-5:30pm, T: On-Campus 8:30am-2:45pm, Remote 4:00pm-6:00pm

Vacant

Graduate Assistant for Programming
 801-587-8322

Office Hours & Locations


Our offices are located in the A. Ray Olpin Union Building in Ste. 248 (SLI) and Ste. 234 (ASUU), both in the Student Involvement Wing. Fall 2022 office hours: Monday 8:00am - 5:00pm, Tuesday 8:00am - 5:30pm, Wednesday 8:00am - 6:00pm, Thursday 8:00am - 5:30pm, and Friday 8:30am - 5:30pm.